9780719566660-0719566665-Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great

ISBN-13: 9780719566660
ISBN-10: 0719566665
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pollard, Justin
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: John Murray
Format: Paperback 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780719566660
ISBN-10: 0719566665
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pollard, Justin
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: John Murray
Format: Paperback 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pollard, Justin wrote Alfred the Great comprising 368 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0719566665 and 9780719566660. Since then Alfred the Great textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.72 or rent at the marketplace.

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Alfred is the only English king ever to be called 'Great'. It was not a title given by political supporters, not the sycophantic gift of an official biographer, nor a self-styled title. It was the gift of history. Justin Pollard's enthralling, authoritative account befits Alfred - a soldier, a scholar and statesman like no other in English history.



His rule spanned troubled times. His shores were under constant threat from Viking marauders and he faced turmoil at home. Soon after he began his rule a conspiracy erupted and he was hounded out of his kingdom into solitary exile in forests and fens. But his ambition was not felled by adversity. Alone in this damp, dangerous, half-world of bogs and quicksand Alfred looked within and found the motivation to create a new type of nation.



Drawing on the latest historical, textual and archaeological research Justin Pollard radically reassesses the key moments in Alfred's life. He offers a new interpretation of what caused this most remarkable king to begin the formation of England and how it coloured the subsequent history of the Western World down to the present day.

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